Southeast Asia at AAS 2017

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 8,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind. Through its publications, online resources, regional conferences, and annual conference, the AAS provides its members with a unique and invaluable professional network.

The Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. With over 3,000 attendees, 350+ panel sessions, a book exhibition, and much more, the AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia. This year’s conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from March 16 – 29, 2017 and will include 38 panels related to Southeast Asia as part of the main conference program and 13 panels and addresses as part of the AAS Interarea-Border Crossing program.

Southeast Asia Panels at AAS 2017

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • 21. Beyond the Margins of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal: A Multidisciplinary Multisited Approach to Recovery and Framing the Past. Sponsored by the Center for Khmer Studies
  • 22. Forging Power and Space: Vietnamese Workers’ Acts of Resistance in an Evolving Political Landscape
  • 23. Crossing the Medical Divide: Continuity and Change in Medicine in Japanese-Occupied Indonesia

Friday, March 17, 2017

  • 58. Transcending the Seventeenth Parallel: Exploring Common Features, Patterns and Interactions in North and South Vietnamese State-Civil Society Relations, 1955-1975. Sponsored by the Vietnam Studies Group
  • 59. US Classrooms: Contested Arenas for Learning and Teaching Southeast Asian Languages. Sponsored by COTSEAL
  • 60. Crossing and Contesting Borders in Island and Mainland Southeast Asia
  • 61. Whither the Southeast Asia Research Archive? Sponsored by the AAS Southeast Asia Council (SEAC)
  • 95. Beyond the Mainland: Buddhism and Mobility in Maritime Southeast Asia
  • 96. Divisive Politics of Southeast Asia
  • 97. Becoming Members, Becoming Mujahidin: Understanding Indonesian Terrorism in the Age of ISIS. Sponsored by the Indonesian East Timor-Leste Studies Committee (ITLSC)
  • 98. Power, People, and Animals in Asia, Part 2 of 3
  • 99. Periods and Patterns in the Vietnamese Past
  • 128. Agents of Innovation or Clientelism? Understanding Local-Level Governance in Southeast Asia
  • 130. The Transformation of Religion, Culture and Society in Timor-Leste. Sponsored by the AAS Southeast Asia Council (SEAC)
  • 131. Media, Reform, and Myanmar’s Political Transition. Sponsored by the Burma Studies Group
  • 132. Putting Bodies to Work: New Directions in the History of Colonial Medicine in Southeast Asia
  • 162. Haunting Femininity and Postcolonial Imaginations

Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • 189. The Politics of Disaster: Ethnographies of Vulnerability and Hope in the Contemporary Philippines. Sponsored by Philippines Studies Group
  • 190. Mobility and Everyday Moralities in Contemporary Vietnam
  • 191. Still Unresolved Problems in the Indonesian Killings 1965-68. Sponsored by the Indonesian and Timor-Leste Studies Committee
  • 192. Religious Spaces, Identities, and Transformations in Southeast Asia
  • 193. Temple and Community: Social Complexities
  • 231. Democracy and Development at Risk: The Monetization of Politics in Malaysia. Sponsored by the Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Studies Group
  • 232. Emotional and Intimate Variations: Historicizing and Contextualizing Affect amid Changing Political Economies in Mainland Southeast Asia, Part 1. Sponsored by the Thailand/Laos/Cambodia Studies Group
  • 233. Re-working the State: Geographies of Power in Colonial and Post-colonial Burma. Sponsored by the Burma Studies Group
  • 269. Types and Effects of Electoral Malpractice in Southeast Asia
  • 270. Socialist Narratives from Laos and Vietnam
  • 271. Beyond Exceptionalism: Critical Perspectives on Indonesian Islam and Democracy. Sponsored by the Indonesia and Timor-Leste Studies Committee (ITLSC)
  • 272. Emotional and Intimate Variations: Historicizing and Contextualizing Affect Amid Changing Political Economies in Mainland Southeast Asia, Part 2. Sponsored by the Thailand/Laos/Cambodia Studies Group
  • 296. (Mis-)Leading Religion and Politics: Islamization(s) in South and Southeast Asia
  • 297. Transnational Borderland Identities in Southeast Asia. Sponsored by AAS SEAC Rising Voices
  • 298. The Philippines as Field: Diverse Positionalities and the Production of Knowledge. Sponsored by York Centre for Asian Research
  • Sunday, March 19
  • 325. The Center Cannot Hold? Trends in Southeast Asian Politics. Sponsored by the Critical Asian Studies Journal
  • 326. Mediating Contrasting Views of the World: Institutional Agents, Map-Making, and the Development of Geographical Thought in Burma
  • 327. Beyond Authentication: Genealogical Authority in Colonial and Postcolonial Indonesia. Sponsored by the Indonesia and Timor-Leste Studies Committee (ITLSC)
  • 356. Middle Classes in Late-Colonial Java: Revisiting the Ancestors of a Future Nation
  • 357. Comparative Nation-Building in Postcolonial Southeast Asia: Counterinsurgency, Development and Self-Determination in Malaya and the Republic of Vietnam
  • 358. The Philippines in the World: Ties and Tensions in Philippine History and Cultures

AAS Interarea-Border Crossing Panels

To view panel details, click on the panel number or view the full schedule online here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Asian Studies, Interdisciplinarity, and Comparative Work
  • 00. Beyond the Academy: Careers for Asianists

Friday, March 17, 2017

  • 111. Getting Published in the Changing World of Academic Communication
  • 117. Governing Intimate Encounters in South and Southeast Asia: Body, Sexuality, Gender, Everyday Life and Colonial/Post-Colonial Law
  • 149. Chinese Outward Investments in Southeast Asia: Development for Whom? Transformations Where?
  • 150. Modern Intimacies: Romantic Love and Conjugal Projects in East and Southeast Asia
  • 151. The State and Religious Actors in South Asia and Southeast Asia: Differing Motivations and Implications
  • 171. Asia: Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation? Sponsored by Committee for Teaching About Asia (CTA)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • 207. ASIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES: U.S.-Asia Relations under the Trump Administration
  • 211. Getting a Grant from NEH: A Workshop for Researchers and Preservationists in Asian Studies. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 213. Reconfigured Mobilities: China, Taiwan, and Transnational Histories of Southeast Asia’s Chinese after 1949
  • 247. A New Perspective on Silver Flows in China and Southeast Asia, 15th to 19th Centuries
  • 286. Collecting and Imagining “Asia”: Collectors, Museums, and Scholarship

Sunday, March 19, 2017

  • 314. Stoking Hate: Understanding Sectarianism in Muslim Countries and within Muslim Communities in Asia
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